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  • Shock: NBC's Richard Engel Highlights Second Term Obama's "Diminished" Global Influence

    01/20/2013 11:28:25 AM PST · by kristinn · 15 replies
    Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Kristinn
    NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel spoke about President Barack Obama's "diminished" influence over global affairs this morning on NBC's Meet the Press, saying that "authoritarian" China was being seen as a model for governance by more of the world's youth than the United States.Engel was on a panel hosted by David Gregory that also included Obama campaign honcho David Axelrod, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's Tom Brokaw and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough.Engel made his comments toward the end of the first segment of the round table discussion on Obama's second term which started today.Engel faced push back from Scarborough,...
  • President Promotes “National Day of Service”

    01/20/2013 11:04:11 AM PST · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    President Barack Obama is asking every American to help celebrate his second inauguration by “making an effort to serve America and your community by donating your time to the public good.” “Too many Americans are wrapped up in selfish pursuits most of the time,” the President said. “They place ‘making a buck,’ spending time with friends and family, and enjoying life ahead of serving others. What I am asking is that on the day of my inauguration everyone divert themselves from these egocentric activities and do something useful for their fellow human beings.” Obama suggested that “participating in a food...
  • BARI SHABAZZ CLASS OF 1978

    01/20/2013 10:05:44 AM PST · by ABrit · 55 replies
    classmates.com ^ | Jan 20,2013 | classmates.com
    BARI SHABAZZ CLASS OF 1978 Stuyvesant High School New York, NY Class of 1978 Member Since: Dec 11, 2011 9 people have visited this profile.
  • Obama Sworn In as King of The PORN-O-Nation!!!

    01/20/2013 10:05:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-20-2013 | MOTUS
    Tough choice today: should I cover the pre-inaugural Festival in D.C.  or the Sundance Festival in P.C.? In a sense they’re both about the same thing. As you may have heard, Newsweek (now exclusively on line!) has deemed the WON’s term number two “The Second Coming.” And (coincidentally) today’s emerging theme from Sundance that I was going to discuss is…pornography! Seriously. With the official premiere screenings this weekend of Don Jon’s Addiction (hint: it’s porn), Lovelace (hint: yes, that Lovelace) and Kink (hint: it’s a San Fran porn studio) Sundance has officially embraced the dark side of the dark side. Don’t...
  • Obama Comes Out Swinging For Second Term [Next Four Years: America Beyond Redemption?]

    01/20/2013 9:28:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 20, 2013 | David Lauter
    Obama Comes Out Swinging For Second Term Dropping talk of bipartisanship, the president seeks to fragment the Republican opposition as he presses his policies on gun control, spending and immigration. By David Lauter January 19, 2013 WASHINGTON — In President Obama's first term, a promise of bipartisanship withered on stony ground; as his second begins, he has openly embraced confrontation. On a parade of hot-button political issues, including the budget, gun control and immigration, Obama has begun to hammer on weak points in the Republican coalition. He has made little effort to woo members of the opposition in Congress, whose...
  • Anarchy of Government

    01/20/2013 9:19:39 AM PST · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 | Chris Carter
    When we hear the term “anarchy,” it brings to mind a society with no laws or structure. In the hands of good people, anarchy can represent absolute freedom. One could argue that Americans would be far more prosperous if we were free of the heavy taxes and regulations that hamper our economy today. But in the hands of the bad, anarchy represents chaos. There is no rule of law to deter criminals; no police force to protect the people or their property; no military to repel foreign invaders. But that is only if we consider the citizens of a state....
  • Second Amendment Hyperbole

    01/19/2013 10:17:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | Christopher Merola
    Now that President Obama has released his proposal for gun control in America, those of us who care about our constitutional liberties should reflect on what will happen if his policies become law. Among the proposals Obama is calling for are a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and the limiting of ammunition to just ten rounds. This latest attempt at gun control is in response to the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, where a mentally disturbed young man, Adam Lanza, shot and killed his mother and more than 20 innocent people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. You would think that current...
  • Go For the Throat! Obama Must Declare War on the Republican Party.

    01/19/2013 4:43:02 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | January 18, 2013 | John Dickerson
    On Monday, President Obama will preside over the grand reopening of his administration. It would be altogether fitting if he stepped to the microphone, looked down the mall, and let out a sigh... There's no indication that the president's clashes with House Republicans will end soon... The challenge for President Obama’s speech is the challenge of his second term: how to be great when the environment stinks...The president who came into office speaking in lofty terms about bipartisanship and cooperation can only cement his legacy if he destroys the GOP... How should the president proceed then, if he wants to...
  • Democrat’s Proposal-Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Approved Storage Depots

    01/19/2013 2:57:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-19-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Democrat’s Proposal Will Force Gun Owners to Store Assault Weapons At Government Approved Storage Depots Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 3:40 PM     Massachusetts State Rep. David P. Linsky and Barack ObamaMassachusetts State Representative David Linsky has filed a new bill that would force gun owners to undergo mental health background checks, pay an additional 25% tax on all forms of ammunition, and require firearms categorized as “assault weapons” to be stored outside of their homes at government approved sites.Natick Patch reported, via Black Listed News: “This bill is a comprehensive effort to reduce all...
  • Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama

    01/20/2013 8:28:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 118 replies
    MSN ^ | James Eng
    The head of a Utah forensics company says it's only fair that two liberal employees were let go because liberal policies are costing his business. A Utah business owner says he fired two employees in large part because they supported President Barack Obama. “They were Obama supporters. We just knew they were," Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, a Cedar City, Utah, digital forensics company, told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. **SNIP** Contacted by the Tribune Thursday, Lee said he picked the two employees in large part on the basis of their politics, according to the newspaper. But...
  • Biden says Administration Doesn't Have Time to Prosecute People Who Lie on Background Checks

    01/20/2013 8:01:47 AM PST · by forty_years · 43 replies
    As has been widely reported, an NRA representative recently met with an Obama administration-directed firearm task force led by longtime gun control supporter Vice-President Joe Biden. It came as no surprise that the meeting had little to do with keeping our children safe and much to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment. But you may be surprised to know one of the revelations that came out of the meeting. Jim Baker, NRA-ILA's Director of Federal Affairs, represented NRA at the meeting. As detailed in a recent Daily Caller article, Mr. Baker was given five minutes to present...
  • What's missing in U.S. gun control scramble? Bullets

    01/20/2013 7:50:05 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 20, 2013 | Peter Henderson and Daniel Trotta
    SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - In tracking down illegal weapons, the smoking gun may not be a gun at all. Bullets are one thing Sacramento Police Detective Greg Halstead can count on to root out weapons that otherwise would be impossible to find. They are also largely missing from the gun control debate in Washington. Since 2008, California's capital has required ammunition dealers to take names and thumbprints of bullet buyers. They send the information electronically to police computers, which compare the names to an FBI criminal database. Halstead begins his day looking at a list of buyers, picking out...
  • The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight

    01/20/2013 7:17:31 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 51 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 20, 2013 | Clarice Feldman
    This is...about a coordinated effort by about 36 different interest groups with reported revenues of no less than $1.69 billion, pledging millions of dollars to work together to attack conservative supporters and organizations, to intervene directly in Democratic politics, to push for filibuster reform to better enable a push through their agenda without any input from the opposition, and expanding "voting rights" and fighting voter registration laws to further grease the skids for their legislative agenda. 1. Who belongs: Here are a few of them: ...the AFL-CIO, the Center for American Progress, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Common...
  • '... To Protect Our Children'

    01/20/2013 7:33:28 AM PST · by morethanright · 7 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2013-01-19 23:32:01 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:While President Obama took to the airwaves in his weekly radio address, urging Congress to "act soon" in passing sweeping gun-control measures, the Phoenix Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it recovered 43 weapons Obama's Justice Department sold to Mexican drug gangs as part of its infamous Operation Fast and Furious.According to ABC's Phoenix affiliate KNXV-TV, Phoenix drug enforcement agents recovered the weapons after arrests were made near the Phoenix-Tolleson border. "Four of the suspects are listed as undocumented immigrants. The fifth suspect had been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa," said KNXV-TV.In a 2011 letter...
  • MALCOLM X'S EULOGY

    01/20/2013 7:07:30 AM PST · by ABrit · 1 replies
    malcolm x official site ^ | February 27,1965 | Ossie Davis
    ".....what we place in the ground is no more now a man - but a seed - which, after the winter of our discontent, will come forth again to meet us. And we will know him then for what he was and is - a Prince - our own black shining Prince! - who didn't hesitate to die, because he loved us so."
  • Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 during legislative session was disbarred following death threat

    01/20/2013 5:02:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2013 | David Martosko
    A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault, was sanctioned for legal misconduct while prosecuting a rape case, spent six months in jail for contempt of a federal court, and saw his law license revoked in 2003. Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey brought the rifle to the floor of the House of Delegates to demonstrate how easy it is to carry firearms in Virginia. Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert interrupted Morrissey’s speech to ask him to remove his finger...
  • Our Royalty: Bangs Aren't All Michelle Obama And Kate Middleton Have In Common (NPR)

    01/20/2013 12:51:29 AM PST · by Drango · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | January 20, 2013 | Linda Holmes
    Ask yourself this question: How weird would it be if you changed your hair and it was on the news? No, seriously. Pull back from everything you know about celebrity and pretend it's about you. You change your hair. You decide, "Hey, you know what? It's been long for a while; what if I went a little shorter?" And so you go a little shorter. And then it is on the news. That's what happened to Michelle Obama when new photographic evidence emerged that proved — no paperwork needed, no investigative journalism, no shoe-leather reporting — that she has bangs....
  • Flashback: Palin Predicts Obama Admin. Using Health Care to Curb Second Amendment Rights

    01/20/2013 12:22:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 19, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On August 1, 2009--just seven months into President Barack Obama’s first term--former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin predicted Obama would attempt to leverage health care to "take away" the Second Amendment rights of Americans. In a speech to National Rifle Association members in Anchorage, Alaska, Palin said Americans should be “wary” of this “tie-in” because Obama would attempt to “take away our rights under the guise of some new health care plan”: And by the way, [with] health care being so big in D.C. right now, be wary when some kind of tie-in occurs. Because it will crop up: a tie-in...
  • Anonymous Responds To Obama Gun Control Policy

    01/19/2013 11:35:20 PM PST · by Windflier · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 27 December 2012 | Anonymous
    Having watched this video, I've got to say that Anonymous has articulated a powerful case against Obama's aim to disarm the American people that is echoed on Free Republic every day. These people really 'get it'. If you want to break through the firewall of liberal indoctrination with anyone you care about, send them the link to this video. If they're of the liberal persuasion, they'll probably listen to Anonymous.
  • Vilification of NRA going about as well as you’d expect

    01/19/2013 10:36:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 19, 2013 | Jazz Shaw
    Clearly it’s been a pretty bad month for the NRA. I heard it myself from irrefutable sources at The Hill. NRA stumbles in fight with Obama over gun-control proposals Television commentator Joe Scarborough, a former GOP member of the House, hammered the group’s leaders for creating a “fringe organization.” “Their children have targets on their backs and the NRA is putting something out like [this]? What’s wrong with these people?” Scarborough said Wednesday on his “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC. “They need new leadership is what they need. Their leadership has dragged them over the cliff, they are now a...